Old newspapers clippings add a lot to genealogy.
AVAILABLE BARRY COUNTY PAPERS: Most of the early Barry County papers were lost in the Cassville fire of 1893 so that is why we don't have many for the time period prior to that. Usually if the Cassville Democrat, Cassville Republican and the Monett Times were all available on film, then only one paper was chosen to transcribe.
The Valley Press was published at Corsicana from 1872 until the summer of 1876, when it was moved to Cassville where the name was changed to the Cassville Republican. As far as I know none of those papers exist or are on microfilm.
COPYRIGHT: These Barry County newspapers are under copyright by the State Historical Society of MO, Columbia, MO, and were transcribed and published with their permission. The presented transcription is also under copyright by the Haddock Family web page and by MoBarry USGenWeb Site.
Old papers are fun to read and you can view 30 years of Barry County, MO newspaper extracts at this link
Here is a sample of one very interesting one.
Cassville Republican, Barry Co., MO, Thursday, Jan 11, 1894
An Aged Couple
Mr. Cull Antle of Exeter has handed us the following memorandum of his parents, probably the oldest couple in the county. Jacob Antle was born in Adair Co., KY, March 5, 1813. In 1853 he married Mrs. Antle who was born in Russell Co., KY, April 12, 1816. Mr. Antle came to Barry from Buchanan Co., MO, in 1854. Of their twelve children, all are living but one; grand children, fifty living and eleven dead; great grandchildren, ten living and two dead.